Which one is correct?

it didn't sent the messages


it didn't send the messages

  • the latter (for example edufind.com/english-grammar/simple-past-tense)
    – Pantelis Sopasakis
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 17:08
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    The basic principle is only one verb is inflected for tense in a clause. You've already got do = did, so send is just an (unmarked) infinitive form. Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 17:16

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When you negate a sentence by using do or did, you should use the whole verb. Since to send is the whole verb, you should use It didn't send the messages.

  • Plus, he used the simple past with " I didn't", so logically the verb who precede is in the infinitive form.
    – jr28
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 22:47

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